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epidemiology

[ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of epidemics of infectious disease.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; epidemi(c) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
epidemiological
[ep-i-dee-mee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi mi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˌdɛm i-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
epidemiologically, adverb
epidemiologist, noun
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  • It didn't take an epidemiologist to figure out how this movie would end.
British Dictionary definitions for epidemiologist

epidemiology

/ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic diseases
Derived Forms
epidemiological (ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
epidemiologically, adverb
epidemiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for epidemiologist
epidemiology
study of epidemics, 1873, from Gk. epidemios epidemic (see epidemic) + -logy. Related: Epidemiological; epidemiologist.
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epidemiologist in Medicine

epidemiology ep·i·de·mi·ol·o·gy (ěp'ĭ-dē'mē-ŏl'ə-jē, -děm'ē-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.


ep'i·de'mi·ol'o·gist n.
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epidemiologist in Science
epidemiology
  (ěp'ĭ-dē'mē-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.
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